localism localism


  1. (n) a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality
  2. (n) a partiality for some particular place



  1. Both combine their exciting international style with a heavy dose of localism.
  2. Now, there is a disregard of the painting claims if it is understood through the tension of localism so present in Basque art.
  3. No, because the larger truth is that self-admiring localism is as American as pumpkin pie.



  1. "For far too long, consumers in many small or rural markets didn't have access to their local news, weather and sports. One of the principal goals of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act was to encourage local television to be made...
    on May 27, 2010 By: John Conyers Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  2. "The proposed Comcast/NBCU merger fails to promote competition, diversity or localism, instead wreaking havoc on those very values," Franken wrote. "I urge the Commission to examine the numerous direct and collateral effects this merger would...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Al Franken Source: GroundReport

  3. Since this was the second shelved FCC report in a week that has been revealed, Boxer writes that she is asking the Inspector General of the FCC "to thoroughly investigate not only the draft 2003 'Review of the Radio Industry' and the 2004 localism...
    on Sep 19, 2006 By: Barbara Boxer Source: FMQB

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